Decades before he became famous on the Internet for using lawfare to suppress the First Amendment rights of his enemies (i.e., those who wrote truthfully about him), Brett Kimberlin was infamous as The Speedway Bomber. The TKPOTD from three years ago today dealt with one of the consequences of his failure to pay a judgment won by one of his victims.
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The last couple of posts in this series dealt with some of The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin’s court cases while he was back in the slammer after his parole was revoked. This is from Kimberlin v. Dewalt and deals with why his parole was revoked. (For those who haven’t been following The Saga for long, Sandra DeLong is the widow of the man who died as a result of one of the Speedway bombings. She received a 1.6 million dollar judgment for her injuries and the wrongful death of her husband.)
Next, petitioner denied any attempt to avoid the special condition and offered to settle with Mrs. DeLong for $30,000. He further contested Officer Ramsburg’s testimony concerning the sudden changes in his financial situation after the February 10, 1997 Notice of Action. The examiner found that petitioner used “deceitful maneuvers to hide his ability to pay” and that his “relatives and friends are obviously acting to help him by filing claims and liens to protect his money and property from being available to satisfy the victim’s judgment.” The examiner further found that the “evidence against [petitioner] was provided by the subject himself,” and that at no time did petitioner “indicate any concern or empathy for the victim.” Finally, the examiner found that petitioner’s settlement offers were not undertaken in good faith; concluded that petitioner had resisted parole supervision by Officer Ramsburg “in every way he can,” and recommended revocation of parole with a presumptive parole date of two years. Petitioner was taken into custody at the conclusion of the hearing. On June 27, 1997 the Commission adopted the examiner’s recommendation, revoking petitioner’s parole and continuing him to a presumptive parole date of June 5, 1999.
He stayed in prison until 2001.
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Rather than take any steps to pay down that debt, he spent four years in federal prison. He has an strange value system.